UN AND AFRICA: Security situation deteriorates in Central African RepublicListen /
• The security situation in the Central African Republic continues to deteriorate. The crisis started in December 2012 when rebels attacked government forces. The former Séléka rebels and Muslim civilians have been attacked by Christian militias known as anti-Balaka. The violence has continued despite the inauguration of a new president.
UN expert calls for an end to human trafficking in the Seychelles
• The trafficking in persons in the Seychelles remains hidden as a result of a lack of awareness according to a United Nations expert. The UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons recently visited the Indian Ocean archipelago. The expert warned that the islands were not out of reach of traffickers and what she described as their "nefarious activities"
Fisheries, the potential to boost Africa's economies
• Small-scale fisheries in Africa have long played an important role in providing food and livelihoods to people in coastal and rural areas. However, some African countries don't have the capacity to make full use of the resources in their deep waters. The UN Food and Agriculture (FAO) is working with African countries to help improve their capacity to make better use of their maritime resources.
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